Since 1987 Karim P. Allana has served as CEO and Senior Principal of Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University. Mr. Allana is a licensed professional engineer in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Nevada and is a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) through the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI).
Mr. Allana has been in the construction field for over 30 years, specializing in forensic analysis of construction and sustainable design of building envelope systems, roofing and waterproofing construction, and construction management. For the past 25 years, Mr. Allana has been the president and chief technical expert/engineer of Allana Buick & Bers. Mr. Allana has been responsible for planning and administration of the company as well as serving as principal consultant in forensic investigations of building assemblies and failure analysis. Mr. Allana has acted as a consultant and expert witness in over 150 construction defect projects as a lead plaintiff expert, lead defense expert, consultant or in defense of sub-contractors and manufacturers.
Eugene Buick is Principal and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University, and is a licensed professional engineer in California and Hawaii. Mr. Buick has been with the firm for over 10 years and has over 18 years of experience in the architectural engineering and construction industries.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Buick is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the investigation, design, construction administration and construction activities of over 200 projects per year. Mr. Buick’s expertise is in the following areas: building envelope condition assessments, property condition assessments, leak testing and analysis, programming and conceptual design, design development, preparation of construction documents and details, construction administration, submittal review and acceptance, response to requests for information, construction monitoring, peer review and other services for a wide range of building types, construction, building envelope components and building systems.
Since 2002, Gerson Bers has served as Principal of Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he received a B.S. in Physical Sciences. Mr. Bers holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Professional Certification.
Mr. Bers has been with Allana Buick & Bers for over 10 years and has over 27 years of experience in the architectural, engineering and construction industries. Mr. Bers is a Principal of the firm and is responsible for providing below-grade and podium waterproofing investigation and design recommendations. Mr. Bers is also responsible for directing forensic and remedial investigations of existing facilities, as well as coordination of the professional services of staff and sub-consultant architects, engineers and scientists.